EU Project Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Coordinator Job Careers - Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Organisation: Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
Duty Station: Uganda
Funding Source: European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Africa
Reports to: EU Trust Fund Program Manager

About US:
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a private, independent, humanitarian organization working on all aspects of the refugee cause in more than 36 countries throughout the world. The aim of DRC is to protect refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) against persecution and to promote durable solutions to the problems of forced migration, on the basis of humanitarian principles and human rights. DRC works in accordance with the UN Conventions on Refugees and the Code of Conduct for the ICRC and NGOs in Disaster Relief.

About EU Project:
DRC is presently leading a Consortium of four NGOs (DRC, ZOA, Save the Children, and CEFORD) which has been selected to implement a program in Northern Uganda to support the self-reliance, resilience and social stability of displacement-affected communities, South Sudanese refugees and their host communities. The Consortium  is implementing a 3-year project implemented by a consortium of NGOs and funded under the European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Africa to respond to refugee settlements in West Nile of Uganda.

Job Summary: The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Coordinator supports the monitoring, evaluation and learning of the EU Trust Fund project in all locations. The MEAL Coordinator will also support impact assessment work for EU Trust Fund Project and ensure that impact narratives are communicated to key stakeholders

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Actively contribute to development and maintenance of overall M&E frameworks/system for EU Trust Fund project in accordance with DRC minimum operational procedures for MEL and DRC evaluation policy and in collaboration with technical advisors in education (Save the Children), in Livelihood (ZOA) and in conflict and land management (DRC/ZOA). 
  • Take part in and lead data collection in the field
  • Facilitate training of data collectors and relevant country staff on M&E
  • Support and facilitate data analysis
  • Support monthly and quarterly reporting (specifically aggregation of outputs
  • Responsible for development of M&E plans for all projects at inception 
  • Management of data entry , data store and databases for all M&E data 
  • Responsible for implementation of M&E plans, including management of outcome and impact assessment and Produce impact monitoring reports for Consortia’s internal use as well as for Donor reporting for each project cycle
  • Ensure dissemination of findings from evaluations 
  • Plan and develop detailed data collection tools, ensure that data collection is scientific, and defendable.
  • Work closely with and coordinate with the DRC/DDG monitoring and coordination focal point in the HQs and Regional MEL advisor to ensure that correct procedures for impact monitoring are followed.
  • Carry out field-monitoring missions to assess progress of the project implementation using standard monitoring and evaluation tools and methodologies.
  • Provide appropriate and facilitative administrative follow-up actions to ensure effective application of monitoring and reporting tools 
  • Offer support to the EU Trust Program Manager in facilitating assessments and studies led by external consultant. 
  • Ensure the compilation of human stories and other printed materials to assist the visibility of projects.
  • Participate in/conduct workshops and training within and outside the organisation as may be required
  • Carry out any other assignments as may be requested or delegated by the EU Trust Fund Program Manager. 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Coordinator job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in social planning, development studies, monitoring and evaluation or any other relevant education background
  • A minimum of five years of related work experience in management position in INGOs.
  • Excellent knowledge in Monitoring and evaluation system and processes.
  • Broad working knowledge and experience of working with ECHO, EU donors.
  • Possess strong analytical and conceptual skills.
  • Proven commitment to accountable practices.
  • Knowledge of working in challenging environments.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage large varied workloads and deal constructively with stress
  • Proven ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines and work with limited supervision
  • Proactive, stable and robust character and a good team player.
  • Excellent communication skills, calm and a good sense of humour.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations.    
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications including;
  • A cover letter (1 page) in which you explain why you are interested in the position and how you meet the qualities and qualifications criteria and please indicate your salary expectations
  • Updated and detailed (maximum 3 pages). The CV should include information about your qualifications, relevant training courses, work experience, and name and contact details of three relevant references.

The complete application package should be uploaded online, Click Here

Deadline: 7th June 2016

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